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Old Orchard I is the first homeowners association in the master planned community of Valencia, California.  “OOI” is comprised of 389 single family homes, a beautiful clubhouse facility, 25-yard swimming pool, and a summer swim team for OOI children.  It also features a paseo walkway that runs through the center of the neighborhood to the clubhouse/pool and to the elementary school.

"We looked all over Valencia for the right neighborhood to raise our family and were overwhelmed by the welcoming sense of community we found here in Old Orchard I."
~Kristin Ramirez (OOI Homeowner)
Our Community

Our Community

Old Orchard I is a mature neighborhood where members display pride of ownership in their homes and like to know their neighbors as friends.  OOI is within walking distance to award-winning schools such as Old Orchard Elementary, Placerita Jr. High, and Hart High School.  The newly revitalized Old Town Newhall with its premier Arts and Entertainment District, Newhall Public Library, and historic Hart Park is just a mile away. 

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Surrounding Activities

Valencia is part of the incorporated City of Santa Clarita and its beautifully maintained landscapes, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, multiple golf courses, shopping, fine and casual dining, and the Valencia Town Center.  Paseos, bike paths, and local mountain trails provide unlimited opportunities for walking, biking, hiking, and running.  OOI is close to the 5 and 14 freeways yet it retains its small-town feel.  Come home to Old Orchard I – Valencia’s first and finest homeowners association.

Surround Activities
An Update From the Board . . .
 
Many of you were looking forward to our scheduled opening date for the pool: May 16. So were we . . . and then came the coronavirus and COVID-19. California state and LA County health officials have identified the risks associated with this nasty disease and our policymakers have handed down guidelines, executive orders, and all manner of regulations that determine what people and businesses (including HOAs) can and cannot do. At least one of those is that we cannot open our pool/clubhouse facility.
 
If you follow the news at all, you know that Gov. Newsom is allowing some counties to open up earlier than others, based on certain metrics. Some counties have requested even more leeway, and some cities are doing the same. Within Santa Clarita, Mayor Cameron Smyth has discussed a coalition with the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster to carve-out special consideration within LA County. We look forward to learning more.
 
LA County plays a strong hand in determining how “open” the county will be. Even though HOAs are private, our pool is considered a public pool by the state, and right now, public pools cannot be opened.
 
The swim league leaders met and concluded they had no choice but to cancel the swim season for the Dolphins, Sharks, Wave, and Seals. Very sad for the swimmers, their families, and everyone else who gets to watch our kids in action. Our Dolphin leaders have vowed to provide some fun activities for the kids as it becomes practical.
 
The Board is watching and listening to the policymakers and attorneys and HOA associations, hoping that we’ll get a signal that we can open. Our lifeguard staff is ready to go, but there’s much more to it than that. Health and safety guidelines and directives, facility configuration, restrooms, shared surfaces, liability considerations, and more. People want to get out and play — but we also have to minimize risk to our members while protecting our Association.
 
Do we have many answers now? No, but we are paying attention and we’re ready to act as soon as action is allowed. In the meantime, as much as your situation allows, try to enjoy these quiet days. The parade of walkers and bikers is growing. We see them every day going up and down our streets and paseos, with many stopping to talk about what a year 2020 has become. And the properly-distanced COVID driveway/cul-de-sac parties are always entertaining, too.
 
Stay healthy. Stay safe. And stay tuned.
 
Board of Directors
 
 
PS: Here’s some chalk art from our paseo